What Is Money?
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FOLLOWING JOURNEY OF FIVE DOLLAR BILL THRU MANY TRANSACTIONS, FILM SHOWS HOW MONEY FUNCTIONS AS STANDARD OF VALUE, STANDARD FOR FUTURE PAYMENT, STOREHOUSE OF VALUE & CONVENIENT MEDIUM OF EXCHANGE FOR GOODS OR SERVICES.
Tracking a five-dollar bill.
paint store; barter; recreated "prehistoric time"; railyard; assembly line; gas station;
money as a quick and easy medium of exchange;
early forms of money: spearheads, shells on a string, wampum.
bills; counterfeit money; U.S. Mint; Bureau of Engraving and Printing; cash register; coins; coin changer; writing a check; making a purchase; bank; bank teller; buying; entering an airplane;
Ken Smith sez: This film follows a five-dollar bill (Federal Reserve Note G12463089B, series 34E) as it flows from person to person and performs different functions in the money channels of America. The narrator explains that money is "a quick and easy medium of exchange," which we use because "life today is too complex." Actually, money is a pretty abstract concept, and this film does a good job of making us aware of it. Watch for the cameo by "Mrs. Moore," who later played roles in Making Your Own Decisions and Political Parties.
EVOLUTION OF MONETARY SYSTEM BARTER CHECKS FIVE DOLLAR BILLS FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS VALUE GOODS SERVICES EXCHANGE MONEY CURRENCY COINS PAYMENTS PURCHASES CASH
- 2002-07-16 00:00:00
- Closed captioning
- United States
- Run time
Subject: What is Plastic?
You don't get change back. That money stays in the bank.
You don't have the handle dirty money.
You can buy stuff on the internet.
You don't have to walk into the store and pay the clerk before pumping your gas. Swipe the card and choose the grade of gas. Then fill the car up, put the nozzle back, get a reciept and go.
My how times have changed.
Subject: A fascinating public announcement with cold war undertones.
Subject: I'd pay 5 dollars for good quality bookends!
Subject: Where is it now
One for the money remix maybe
Subject: For The Love Of Money
Subject: Good film
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